Acme Community Cash Back Program Returns

acme-logoKent Free Library is proud to be participating in the Acme Community Cash Back Program again this year.  Now through December 31, drop your Acme receipts into the box on the Check Out Desk to help the library earn 5% back on your purchases of store brands!
Receipts must be dates August 11 through December 31, 2016.  Participating brands include: Food Club, TopCare, Full Circle, Valu Time, Simply Done, Wide Awake Coffee Co, Paws Premium, Cape Covelle, Domestix, Buckley Farms, Over the Top, @ease, and Nostimo.  You can tell if your receipt earned Community Cash Back by looking for the value at the bottom of your receipt.
If you have any questions about the program, please speak with a librarian at the Information Desk.  Thanks for supporting the Kent Free Library!

Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30 am: Toddler Sensory Play

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to join us for messy and creative holiday fun! 

Register starting December 10 online or by calling Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Monday before the program. Space is limited. 

Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11: Elf School and Jr. Elf School

Children ages 3 to 4 years old are invited to join us for books, games and a craft at Junior Elf School on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the Library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games, make a craft and enjoy a treat on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

Register online or call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, December 9 at 10:00 am:

YogaJohn Schwartzhoff of One Love Yoga will lead a free class demonstrating chair yoga.

Chair yoga is a great alternative for people who may not be able to transfer from the floor easily due to weight, joint problems, frailty, or simply personal preference.

No registration is required. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm: Meet Author Tim Carroll

WWII airplaneMeet Akron author Tim Carroll, whose new book, World War II Akron, tells the stories of local men who served and business that were involved in WWII. He will discuss his book and share photographs, including of Goodyear blimps, many of which were built to hunt German and Japanese submarines during the war. Learn more about the Dogs for Defense program, local Congressional Medal of Honor winners, the Boy Scouts draft, the Fathers draft, and more.

No registration is required. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, December 3 at 4:00 pm: Snow University

Snow U.Welcome to Snow U, where we celebrate all things winter! Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome for snowy crafts, icy science, and a winter story as we explore the coldest season of the year!

Register online or call Youth Services to register.  Space is limited.

Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert and Craft.

LargelySara Showman of the Largely Literary Theater will discuss the meanings behind holiday traditions and perform songs of the season in her presentation, “The Holly and the Ivy.” The program is for all ages and are held on the 2nd floor balcony, so music can be enjoyed throughout the building. Concerts are generously supported by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

After the concert, all ages can decorate a miniature tree for the holidays. Supplies will be provided. There will be a limit of one tree per family, while supplies last.

No registration is required for the program or the craft. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Wednesday, November 27 and Thanksgiving

TurkeyIn observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27.  The library will remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and will reopen with regular hours at 9:00 am on Friday, November 29.

As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no fines will be assessed on late materials.  For your convenience, materials can be returned by either using the drivethrough or the drop boxes to the left of the parking lot entrance.